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  1. Linux support

    Hi, I am a linux user and I use Onedrive a lot between my devices, but I am switching to linux and I'd love to have the Onedrive App On linux (ubuntu) So, will you create a Onedrive app for Linux ? This would be great !

    4,114 votes
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  2. Allow users to change the OneDrive folder directory (long company name issue)

    The default folder for OneDrive (by design) creates a problem that it conflicts with the maximum 255 character path length issue.

    For a persons business OneDrive area
    C:\user\FirstnameLastname\OneDrive - LongCompanyName

    For a Company Group/Team site
    C:|users\FirstnameLastname\LongCompanyName\LongCompanyName - LibraryName

    It means that you are massively restricted on how you can use OneDrive to avoid reaching the 255 character path length limit.

    I contacted support and i am told this is "by design", it isn't really fit for the purpose, other cloud storage providers dont have this issue and allow you to change it, it is such a simple feature.

    787 votes
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  3. Backup Important PC Folders - Additional Options

    "Backup Important PC Folders" should have additional options to include all the primary user profile folders - particularly Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Videos.

    The most important ones would be Favorites and Videos to add to the mix, but realistically it should even include the 3D Objects folder.

    This would not only make IT environments far easier to automatically back up, but also personal use of OneDrive would be far more beneficial to the average user.

    61 votes
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  4. choose folder to backup

    Going to be blunt here, can you guys introduce option to select any folders user want to backup to OneDrive (instead of just 3 Documents, Desktop & Pictures folders) if not introduce "Backup entire PC" to OneDrive??? Like what Google is doing with its Backup and Sync app?

    I have 1TB for OneDrive however it lacks the option to backup my entire PC. My personal files are separate from the normal User folder as it is located in D: drive instead of C:\User\xxxx

    169 votes
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  5. block downloading shared videos

    Block downloading shared videos or any other file

    51 votes
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  6. Have the option of disabling ransomware detection for a specific (encrypted) folder

    While ransomware protection is a great thing to have, uploading a folder that only has encrypted folders/files inside it trips this ransomware detection. So far, after uploading that folder, I've already gotten 3 separate "suspected ransomware" notifications in regards to files from that folder.
    One way it to protect against it accidentally being turned off could be something similar to how an anti-virus is set up - when it detects something wrong, it prompts the user for an action, one of which is to ignore that file/folder and exclude it from further checks. That way, the option to disable ransomware…

    48 votes
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  7. ファイルを表示したユーザー名を所有者に表示する機能の拡張について (About extending the ability to display the user name of a file to the owner)

    [OneDrive 管理センター] - [ファイルを表示したユーザー名を所有者に表示する] の設定をオンにした状態で、OneDrive 上にあるファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせると "閲覧者名" が表示されるが、サイト コレクションの管理者設定にて所有者を追加し、追加した所有者で OneDrive 上のファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせても閲覧者名が表示されません。​
    追加した所有者でも、OneDrive 上のファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせた際に "閲覧者名" を表示できる機能の追加をお願いします。​

    ※本機能は、ユーザーがどのファイルに興味を持っているかなどの確認が簡単にできるため、非常に便利な機能のため拡張を期待します。​

    When you hover over a file on OneDrive with the <a0> OneDrive Admin Center </a0>-[show user name on file as owner] setting selected, the "viewer name " is displayed, but the site
    You add an owner in the collection's administrator settings, and the owner you add does not display the viewer name when you hover over the file on OneDrive.
    If you added the owner, please add the ability to display the "viewer name " When hovering over the file…

    659 votes
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  8. Allow external non-Office 365 Business users to sync OneDrive Shares

    Please allow external users who don't have a OneDrive for Business account (i.e., users with a personal OneDrive account only) to sync shared folders to their local computers. We can already grant edit access to external, personal users, which works fine through a web browser. Also, external users with O365 business accounts can sync our shares. But the combination is not possible: external personal users can't sync. This is FORCING us to drop OneDrive and go back to DropBox, which supports this seamlessly even in their free service.

    While better not to constrain the size/amount of syncable files based on…

    84 votes
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  9. I want to backup files to a separate location when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントでローカル PC と同期し、別の保存先へ自動的にバックアップしたい。
    I want to backup files to a separate location when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントでローカル PC と同期し、同期フォルダーに保存されたデータをバックアップとして保存するため、別の保存先へ自動的にコピーする機能の拡充を要望します。

    In order to save files to a separate location as a backup when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client, please add a function that automatically copies files to another location.

    21 votes
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  10. more OneDrive Personal Vault lock options - 20mins is too low

    OneDrive Personal Vault is a great OneDrive feature 'though in order to make it more usable, I wish it had more locking options - namely, whenever I unlock it, it'll lock itself automatically in 20mins.

    I am of the opinion that 20mins is too few - I wish I could unlock it upon login and have it locked at logout.

    This is because if you have a Personal Vault file opened & it then locks 20mins later, you can't save the changes without unlocking the Personal Vault again (with the subsequent risk of data loss).

    So please consider either allowing…

    229 votes
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  11. Allow use of the OneDrive for Business sync client with Windows Storage Server

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Windows Storage Server で、OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントを使用できるようにして欲しい
    Allow use of the OneDrive for Business sync client with Windows Storage Server


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントのシステム要件では、要件を満たすオペレーティング システムに Windows Storage Server が、含まれていません。Windows Storage Server にて利用可能となることで、ユーザーの利便性はさらに向上するため、Windows Storage Server で OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントを使用可能となることを希望します。

    At present, the Windows Storage Server does not meet the listed system requirements as an operating system for the OneDrive for Business sync client. It would improve usability if people could use OneDrive for Business with Windows Storage Server, so please make changes to allow its use.

    34 votes
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  12. Enable OneDrive to use Delivery Optimization

    All MS patches and also Office have moved to DO. OneDrive could leverage this to improve caching and transfers, especially in organizations where onedrive files are cached locally across the network by the corporate users.

    26 votes
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  13. Allow OneDrive to sync .lnk shortcuts

    Trying to sync .link shortcuts causes sync error unless changes are made to permissions, please allow it to normally sync to avoid hassle

    18 votes
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  14. Change Location Path name for OneDrive

    I need to rename or change the Location path name for my OneDrive for business. This consumes part of the Path limit for the 260 Characters.

    Example:

    Original path name: C:\Users\User profile\OneDrive - ODB Name

    Rename path name: C:\Users\User profile\ODB Name

    31 votes
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  15. Create or make available a batch file that can be run in situations where the sync client’s syncing is taking longer than expected

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントアプリにて同期が遅延している場合に実行可能なバッチコマンドの作成、提供を希望します。
    Create or make available a batch file that can be run in situations where the sync client’s syncing is taking longer than expected


    ■Description(内容):
    例えば、複数のユーザーで OneDrive for Business 同期遅延が発生した場合などクライアントから同期の一時停止を行うが、周知や操作に項数がかかる。
    業務への影響発生を回避するためにも、「 OneDrive For Business の雲アイコン の右クリック ⇒ 同期の一時停止 (2時間などを選択) ⇒ 『ファイルは現在同期されていません。ここをタップまたはクリックすると、同期が再開し、ファイルを常に最新の・状態に保ちます。』 をクリックするまで (同期の一時停止から同期再開まで) の一連の動作を実行させる バッチコマンドの作成を要望します。

    For example, in cases where the OneDrive for Business sync process is taking a long time for many users, we pause synchronization temporarily, but doing this and sending notifications takes a lot of time.
    In order to avoid this impacting our work, we would like a batch file…

    11 votes
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  16. ADMX template option to allow Important Folders to always keep on this device

    Create a GPO allow Important Folders to always keep on this device. That way Desktop, Documents, and Pictures will always retain a local copy and can be accessed without an internet connection.

    23 votes
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  17. While using Office I am unable to save anything off the OneDrive. I do not want to save the files on the cloud

    While using Office I am unable to save anything off the OneDrive. I do not want to save the files on the cloud. Sad to know that this feature is not available.

    Please make this happen.

    15 votes
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  18. Option to prevent shared video file from being downloaded

    I create a video and send the link to my students. I want them to view the video but do not want them to download it or reshare. There should be an option like there is on Google Drive that prevents viewers from downloading.

    32 votes
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  19. Support .HMT sync

    Let .HMT files sync

    15 votes
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  20. One Drive Known Folder Move

    Do not sync shortcuts (.lnk) from Desktop Folder to onedrive when using Known Folder Move This causes duplicate shortcuts if you set up a new device and sync. If you have the same shortcuts on the desktop as your original machine you will then get a "Copy" shortcut from the sync

    462 votes
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